Brewed by White Horse
Style: Bitter
Faringdon, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask Regular.
The power of the blacksmith is legendary so this beer combines the best ingredients money can buy and the skills of the traditional brewer to create a hammering good beer. Deep red like the fire at its heart and balanced with buckets of aromatic hops its enough to give other brewers the hump.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fairwater (143) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2013
Cask @ Back of Beyond. More copper than deep red. Slightly yeasty nose, maybe a hint of sulphur. Fruity balance between the hops, malt and yeast. Not exciting but drinkable nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 23, 2013
Good quality bitter with a medium body and good balance of floral, fruity and bitter hop flavours. Far too easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1250) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 25, 2012
Cask @ White Horse, Banbury. Copper-amber colour with small off-white head. Caramel malts on the nose but it has a noticeably more bitter flavour profile than many others. Finishes dry and somewhat resinous. Light -medium body with smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ The Royal Blenheim, 13 St Ebbes Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England OX1 1PT.

Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, dried fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111023]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Very similar to other bitters in its style. Has a familiar flat, wateriness. This one has a bit more malts than usual and smells of dirt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2012 Cask in Cabmridge RedLion, Nice light fruit aroma. Amber colour white head. Full malty taste with smooth bitterness. Medium body. Good smooth beer, drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2088) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Cask, The university arms, and Sheffield. Amber, caramel and fruit aroma. Sweet with stone fruit and a bright but mild hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CraftBeerNick (1413) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2011
Cask at Covent Garden, 10th November 2011. Not bad to start with, but heavy after a while

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2011
cask at haymarket ... copper creamy tan head ... soft toffee malts nose ... sweet juicymalt roast ... little grassy bitter hop ... dull and light bitter linger

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1512) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2011
Tasted this in Tennents Bar, Glasgow in November 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear ruby in colour with a thin creamy off white head. Damp earth and mouldy leaves in the short aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and superb lacing throughout. Pale malts deliver a robust maltloaf base with strong notes of roasted malted grain. Dusty hop resins give a short bitter aftertaste. Dry flavours of wood smoke, leather and walnuts continue into the oak cask finish. A really good session ale with lots of complexity, well recommended.

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